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Crankshaw: There are encouraging signs

JOHNSTOWN - New Greater Johnstown School District Superintendent William Crankshaw outlined the current COVID-19 situation as it impacts the district for the Board of Education Thursday night. In his monthly report, he said the district is implementing a hybrid learning model, while taking ...

Montgomery County announces potential COVID-19 expoure

FONDA — The Montgomery County Public Health Department is informing members of the public who visited the establishments listed below during the time frames indicated that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date ...

Officials give nod to $2.7M capital plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 16 approved the county’s $2.7 million capital plan for inclusion in next year’s county budget. Action on the capital projects followed a public hearing at the County Office Building, in which no one spoke. The 2021 capital ...

BlueShield donates PPEs to local schools

MOHAWK VALLEY — Area school districts including Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, Fonda-Fultonville School District and Greater Amsterdam School District were three of several that BlueShield of Northeastern New York donated personal protective equipment to. To help protect the ...

New Roof for Rice Homestead

The Mayfield Historical Society received a donation from the Timothy and Tina Delaney Family Foundation for a new roof for the Rice Homestead’s main building. Ashley Olson presented the donation on Sept. 29 to Bob Suits, president of the Mayfield Historical Society. The foundation is a ...

Dolgeville narrows superintendent search

DOLGEVILLE — The Dolgeville Central School District Board of Education has selected two finalists in its search for the next superintendent of schools: Newcomb Central School District Deputy Superintendent Clark “Skip” Hults and former Thousand Islands Central School District High ...

At FM, your future matters and FM is prepared to help

For many students and families, it is a very big decision where to attend college. There are many options which means there are many factors to consider including academic programs, location, and affordability. For students who are the first in their families to attend college, a lot is ...

When Carlton Banker reappeared

The Morning Herald’s November 13th, 1922 front page headline couldn’t be missed. In a rare usage of three-inch high, thick, dark type, the meaning of the words, “SKELETON CARLTON BANKER FOUND” were easily understood by anyone who’d lived in Gloversville, central New York State, or ...

K-9 Benefit Walk

On Oct. 31, the Broadalbin American Legion Auxiliary hosted its “Annual Benefit “Walk for the K-9’s”. This year’s walk honored Ruthann Coons and her countless years of dedicated service to the fundraising efforts for the Fulton County K-9 unit. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Sheriff ...

Schumer looks to help Nathan Littauer

GLOVERSVILLE — Hospitals already feeling the crunch against new expenses to combat the coronavirus and falling revenues as non-essential procedures and appointments declined amidst the pandemic, could face another financial squeeze if federal lawmakers within the next month do not extend the ...

Early-morning crash kills two on Route 29

JOHNSTOWN — State police are investigating a one-car fatal accident in which two area residents were declared dead at the scene early Friday morning. At approximately 12:10 a.m., state police responded to a one-car fatal accident. The driver, Alexander Simon, 27, of Mayfield, and ...

COVID-19 exposure at Gloversville church

GLOVERSVILLE — COVID-19 exposure may have hit a city Roman Catholic church last weekend during services. The Fulton County Public Health Department on Friday issued a news release alerting local residents of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 153 S. Main St. The ...

Police name pedestrian in fatal Mayfield accident

MAYFIELD — The name of the woman who died in the car-pedestrian accident on Nov. 16, has been identified as 73-year-old Sandi Embree-Dubois, of Mayfield, however, state police have not released the name of the driver involved. State police continue to investigate a fatal car-pedestrian ...

ICING OVER

Ice forms on Caroga Lake near Sherman’s Park on Thursday morning.

Johnstown amends Yost Street parking ordinance

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night amended the city Code of Ordinances involving no parking on Yost Street. The council approved an ordinance to indicate that there will be no parking from “here to corner” on the west side of Yost Street, from the intersection with West Main ...

Coronavirus pandemic wipes out several Johnstown activities

JOHNSTOWN — Traditional downtown holiday activities in December will be mostly silent this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Vern Jackson announced at Monday night’s Common Council meeting at City Hall that there will be no tree lighting ceremony, holiday parade, or Colonial Stroll ...

Montgomery County warns of COVID-19 exposure

FONDA — The Montgomery County Public Health Department is informing members of the public who visited Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 39 St. John. St., Amsterdam, on Nov. 16, between 1 and 2:30 p.m. they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 ...

Gloversville library preparing 2021-22 budget

GLOVERSVILLE — Early efforts by the Gloversville Public Library Board of Trustees to prepare the 2021-22 budget point to the likelihood that voters in the spring will be asked to consider a modest tax levy increase. Board Vice President of Finance Greg Niforos on Tuesday presented early ...

Tri-County Blotter

Schenectady woman faces charges JOHNSTOWN — Monigue Lester, 29, of Schenectady was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators Thursday with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny, and three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for ...

NLH, Union reach contract agreement

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home and union workers this week ratified a new four-year contract featuring annual wage increases and maintaining benefits to end negotiations that had been underway for over a year. The collective bargaining agreement between Nathan ...